Dr. Laura Cantu

Assistant Professor of Education


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Autism
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction
  • B.S. in Elementary and Special Education

Subject Areas Taught at Brenau

  • Special Education
  • Literacy
  • Assessment

Areas of Expertise

  • Special Education
  • Literacy and Language Arts
  • Assessment
  • Educational Leadership
  • Trends and Issues
  • Applied Research

Research Interests

  • Learning and the Brain
  • Special Education
  • Autism
  • STEM and STEAM
  • Behavior, Exercise and Learning
  • Early Intervention
  • Preservice Teachers
  • Cultural and Ethnical Needs in Schools

Member of the following professional organizations

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Promotions Advisory Committee
  • Brenau Internal Review Board (IRB)
  • TEAC Committee
  • Field and Clinical Experience Committee
  • College of Education COE International/Global Committee

What are three words that best describe your teaching philosophy?

Enthusiasm, Flexibility, Encouragement

Favorite Quote

Educational agents can facilitate learning, but the student must construct it. (Lev Vygotsky)